Nov. Guild Mtg - 18th Century Furniture Design Strategies

  • November 14, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom - Link TBA about 10 days before meeting.

The Guild is pleased to welcome back Will Neptune, one of our favorite presenters, a master craftsman and master teacher.

Period sources written for cabinetmakers wanting to create new designs suggest using techniques borrowed from classical architectural.  A compass and straightedge can be used to establish the height and width where parts will be joined, as well as for constructing patterns of curved elements. This talk will present research Will did for an article co-authored with Steve Brown which was published in “American Furniture”, Chipstone Foundation, 2017. Learn how furniture makers built pieces that are seen as well proportioned.

Using a combination of powerpoint slides, photos, and some short videos showing hand tool work, While the focus is on specific 18th Century work, the techniques can be applied to simpler, yet elegant, moldings and other components of Federal to modern designs and studio furniture.


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